DiVenanzo Wins At Lanier To Win Contender Title


Davis Chassis Works Contender Series

Super Late Models
June 23, 2021
Lanier Raceplex
175 Lap Feature
Overall Pole Winner: Fred Moreau (13.566 seconds)

Last Wednesday night, the Contender Series Super Late Models took their turn at Lanier for their 175-lap season finale.

Entering the night, Robbie Kennealy led Tyler DiVenanzo by just 5 points in the standings, and after qualifying both drivers were placed into the same split to battle it out for the championship.

Early in the race, DiVenanzo was able to work his way forward and took the lead by lap 21, meanwhile Kennealy was stuck back in traffic and was having a hard time getting to the front. Throughout most of the event, Kennealy battled just outside the top five, before eventually working his way forward late for a 4th place finish.

At the front of the field, although DiVenanzo was leading laps, he was constantly being pursued from behind. He was able to withstand the pressure, and held on to pick up the victory while scoring enough points to overcome his points deficit to to earn the title.

Congratulations to Tyler DiVenanzo, the 2021 Spring Season Champion!
DiVenanzo’s season consisted of 12 starts, 3 wins, 11 top fives and top tens, and 592 laps led.

Race 1 Summary

Race Winner: Kyle Martinson – Started 3rd (invert), 47 laps led, 2nd career SARA win
Margin of Victory: -0.617 seconds
Top Five: Landon Huffman (2nd), Fred Moreau (3rd), Josh Caudle (4th), Donald Clark (5th)

Hard Charger: Landon Huffman, Josh Caudle, Keith Jeffery – 8 positions gained each

Race 2 Summary

Race Winner: Tyler DiVenanzo – Started 5th (invert), 163 laps led, 3rd career SARA win
Margin of Victory: -0.231 seconds
Top Five: Kyle Souza (2nd), Nicolas Moreau (3rd), Robbie Kennealy (4th), Will Drevicky (5th)

Hard Charger: Kyle Souza – 9 positions gained (11th to 2nd)